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Publisher's Summary

At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major - until she walks into a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and has only a decade or so before lights-out.
Instead of making preparations as the doctor suggests, Kear decides to carpe diem and make the most of the vision she has left. She joins a circus school, tears through boyfriends, travels the world, and through all these high jinks, she keeps her vision loss a secret.
When Kear becomes a mother, just a few years shy of her vision's expiration date, she amends her carpe diem strategy, giving up recklessness in order to relish every moment with her kids. Her secret, though, is harder to surrender - and as her vision deteriorates, harder to keep hidden. As her world grows blurred, one thing becomes clear: No matter how hard she fights, she won't win the battle against blindness. But if she comes clean with her secret, and comes to terms with the loss, she can still win her happy ending.
Told with humor and irreverence, Now I See You is an uplifting story about refusing to cower at life's curveballs, about the power of love to triumph over fear. But at its core, it's a story about acceptance: Facing the truths that just won't go away and facing yourself, broken parts and all.
©2014 Nicole C. Kear (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Mike Blough on 10-05-15

I was drawn to it...

I was drawn to this book since my vision has always been a challenge and because my eye doctor recommended it. I kept expecting more, and it never seemed to get to it. This was her memoirs though and her life is continuing from this book so there is more to her story, just not there yet. The only negative that prevents me from truly recommending this book to anyone is the constant vulgarity. I just about stopped listening several times due to the language, but kept hoping there was a good ending to the story in regards to her vision. Nothing in this book to keep reading for, for me.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ria Brand on 12-12-14

Not bad

What did you like best about Now I See You? What did you like least?

I appreciated how open and honest the author was about her life; however, I didn't like all the swearing because it seemed unnecessary.

What did you like best about this story?

It was an interesting memoir.

What does Nicole C. Kear bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think people can understand the author better when they narrate their own work.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen Choo on 01-26-15

Great read.

Admittedly this book holds personal interest as I'm also an RP sufferer but Ms. Kear's narrative had me is one person who totally gets me as she so vividly described all that I went through, it's uncanny. Ms. Kear's narration was spot-on and her rendition of her grandmother's voice had me in stitches.

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